To protect humanity, NASA will deviate the trajectory of an asteroid

<p>Illustration provided on November 4, 2021 by Nasa of the DART spacecraft which must crash into the asteroid Dimorphos in order to slightly deviate from its trajectory</p>
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<p class=It’s a Hollywood-worthy scenario, yet very real. NASA is preparing to take off on the night of Tuesday to Wednesday an unprecedented mission: by projecting a vessel at 24,000 km / h against an asteroid, it hopes to change its trajectory and thus help humanity protect itself from an asteroid. potential collision in the future.

This test “will be historic,” said Tom Statler, a NASA scientist participating in this mission, at a press conference. “For the first time, humanity will change the movement of a natural celestial body in space.”

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